Patrón Tequila is launching a new European series of live and immersive events that showcases some of the best artistic talent a city has to offer. Art of Patrón kicks off in East London’s Village Underground and will celebrate the capital’s masters of their craft, featuring performances from Neneh Cherry as well as unique cocktails from some of London’s elite bartenders.
Music and Arts line up:
Neneh Cherry (DJ)
Darkstar (live) with Tim Head (live visual arts)
FAM DJ Collective
Guests will enjoy specially-created Patrón cocktails from four different bars at this unique event, each one individually curated and hosted by acclaimed bartenders from four of London’s top cocktail bars; Aqua Shard, Callooh Callay, London EDITION Punch Room and Trailer Happiness. Expect to witness the contemporary art of mixology and taste beautiful concoctions.
Art of Patrón London is just the beginning of a series of nights. Visit the Patrón Tequila website to stay tuned for more information about the Paris and Munich events.
Experience classic films with live orchestral accompaniment in the spectacular surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall. Absolutely unique venue to enjoy classics unlike anything else.
Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 October
£33.10 to £68.80 book online
Maximus Decimus Meridius will have his vengeance again, accompanied by an on-stage orchestra, as Gladiator Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall due to staggering popular demand.
Ridley Scott’s legendary swords-and-sandals epic is coming back to the iconic London venue – its auditorium famously based on a Roman amphitheatre – following four incredible, sold-out shows in 2014.
The event will see Gladiator screened in high definition on a 20m screen, as Hans Zimmer’s stirring score is performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and English Chamber Choir, with guest vocalist Lisa Gerrard, who features on the original soundtrack. Conducted by Justin Freer.
Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe as a vengeful former general doing vivid battle with a corrupt emperor’s son, is one of the most acclaimed films of recent years, winning five Oscars including Best Picture, as Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard’s memorable music scooped Best Original Score at the Golden Globes.
Independence Day Live
Thursday 22 September
£33.10 to £73.90 book online
Aliens will invade one of London’s most iconic buildings this year to the unforgettable accompaniment of a classic David Arnold score, when explosive 1996 action blockbuster Independence Day is screened at the Royal Albert Hall, accompanied by a live orchestra.
This 20th anniversary event will kick off with a pre-show talk from composer David Arnold, discussing his work scoring Independence Day, Sherlock, five 007 films and the London 2012 closing ceremony, before the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Dodd, take to the stage to provide live orchestral accompaniment to the movie on the big screen above.
Independence Day, directed by Roland Emmerich, is a thrilling, all-action movie which follows a bunch of disparate Americans banding together to see off a terrifying alien invasion.
Friday 14 October
£33.10 to £73.90 book online
Winner of eight Academy Awards, four BAFTAs and four Golden Globes, Amadeus – the most acclaimed film ever made about classical music, will be brought to vivid life at the Royal Albert Hall.
This remarkable screening of the film will feature live music performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, who recorded the original film soundtrack, and the Philharmonia Chorus, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.
Amadeus (1984), directed by Miloš Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and written by Sir Peter Schaffer, tells the scintillating story of the rivalry between vindictive composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), and petulant genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). The film was named one of the American Film Institute’s best 100 movies of the century, and remains one of the most beloved movies of all time.
Sunday 6 November
3:00pm and 7:30pm
£28.00 to £68.80 book online
James Cameron’s 1986 science-fiction action horror film Aliens will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special screening at the Royal Albert Hall, accompanied by James Horner’s score performed in full by live orchestra.
Aliens, starring Sigourney Weaver, is a stand-alone sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979). Nominated for seven Oscars, and having won two, the film is recognised as one of the greatest action movies ever.
The original and beloved 1986 theatrical cut will be screened while the memorable score, composed by celebrated composer James Horner, will be performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert
Wednesday 28 December
2:00pm and 7:00pm
£28.00 to 68.80 book online
Director Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott.
Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score, performed live and in full by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Newman, in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen!
Explore the world of comics through original artwork by 100 women comic creators working across genres and generations – from the 1800s to the present day; from observational comedy to surreal fantasy, challenging biography to subversive dissent.
Featuring artists from Marie Duval and Tove Jansson to Posy Simmonds, Audrey Niffenegger and Nina Bunjevac, Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of leading female comic artists.
From their early incarnations as sequential satires and newspaper strips to today’s countercultural zines, webcomics and award-winning graphic novels, comics have evolved into a complex and powerful literary form. Women have been present throughout this evolution, creating some of the most defining and provocative works of the medium.
Comix Creatrix presents the work of 100 innovative creators and debunks the myth that women have a limited stake in the world of comics. Highlighting 21st century work by British creators, the exhibition also recognises ground-breaking works from the 19th and 20th centuries, and will highlight the influence of international practitioners on the British scene.
On display is original artwork from graphic novels, comics and zines – many seen in public for the first time. It will feature work from acclaimed titles such as Nina Bunjevac’s Fatherland and Isabel Greenberg’s Encyclopedia of Early Earth as well as self-published sensations like Nadine Redlich’s Ambient Comics and many more.
Have you ever dreamed of a brunch where every dish contains glorious avocado? Where you can sip avocado based cocktails while learning fun avocado facts?
Dream no longer… Meredith O’Shaughnessy the London pop-up Queen is back and this time with a foodie pop up celebrating the worlds most popular green fruit…the humble but wonderful Avocado.
The first of it’s kind ‘Avo-Brunch Pop-Up’ will be celebrating the brilliance of the our favourite food with a 5 course avocado inspired brunch menu for guests to experience with fun cocktails and a DJ playing weekend-disco for post brunch entertainment.
As well as the five-course avocado tasting menu guests will be welcomed with an avocado margarita on arrival and not only that, because the journey can’t end there, everyone who attends will received a grow your own avocado kit to take home.
Sunday 10th April 2016
Sunday 8th May 2016
Saturday 28th May 2016
Sunday 29th May 2016
Already one of the top ten half marathons in the country, Vitality Run Hackney is the freshest half marathon in the capital! This is a flat, fast half marathon that shows off Hackney and its many green spaces as well as the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Now in its third year, Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon has firmly marked its position as one of the top ten half marathons in the UK attracting over 13,000 runners in 2015.
Hackney knows how to party! And you too can join the carnival – as the streets are lined with supporters and live entertainment punctuates the route to lift you across the finish line! Lace up, for a flat run through Hackney and the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The Half Marathon starts in Hackney Marshes and takes you on a flat, fast route through Hackney and into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Breeze your way past the famous Hackney Empire. Pick up the pace at Broadway Market. Stretch your legs alongside London Fields. Finally, catch your breath and follow in the footsteps of legends through the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
A single lap run through the heart of Hackney
Start/Finish in Hackney Marshes
Race starts at 9am
See Hackney! Hackney Empire, Broadway Market, London Fields
Follow in the footsteps of legends through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park taking in the Stadium, Copper Box and Velodrome
Master of observation, Leo Butler casts a sharp eye over contemporary London and picks out someone for us to follow. Someone easily missed amongst the crowd.
Following last year’s groundbreaking production of Game, the innovative director-designer team Sacha Wares and Miriam Buether return to the Almeida to bring this ambitious exploration of austerity-era London to life. They are joined by an award-winning creative team and an exciting young company of actors.
Written by Leo Butler, who has quietly established himself as one of the UK’s most talented political playwrights, Boy is an important new play about coming of age in 21st-century London.
Late at Tate Britain is a chance for the curiously-minded to enjoy a mix of art, music, workshops food and drink.
April’s Late at Tate Britain is themed around Tracey Emin’s artwork My Bed. When this artwork was first exhibited in 1999 it caused a public outcry. How could an unmade bed be art? There’s a soiled bedsheet with various bits and pieces scattered around including condoms, dirty knickers, empty vodka bottles and cigarette packets. Controversial like many of Emin’s works, My Bed explores difficult themes like sexuality, relationships and gender. And we will too, through this exciting new programme.
Bedroom Creatives: Live Music:
These young creatives will be exploring the practice of bedroom music making and bringing it into the gallery to recreate their own DIY process. Expect experimental and intimate vibes from a young Vauxhall based producer Pokovsky with 404 a London-based, collective mixing drowsy vocals and lo-fi instrumentals.
Tracey Emin’s artworks are often provocative, raw and emotional, drawing on experiences from her personal life, from her sexual history, abuse and abortion to gender and relationships. Performance artists Travis Alabanza and Liv Wynter have collaborated on a poetic response to Emin’s My Bed exploring some of these themes.
Travis Alabanza is a Black, queer, non binary performance artist who uses live poetry, visuals and sound to create art centred around race, gender and class. Liv Wynter is a queer female artist who uses an anarchic and punk exploration of language, rap and poetry performance to bring attention to issues such as trauma, recovery, abuse, sexual violence and identity to challenge the idea of intimacy and without compromise.
SEX TLK MTG:
Part performance part guided conversation, Bedfellows have co-opted the bed as an arena for real-time exchange.
Sit down with Bedfellows for a discussion and share resources about sex, desire, consent and relationships. Bedfellows is a sex education research project led by artists Chloe Cooper, Phoebe Davies and Jenny Moore and born from the personal, the political, and the professional investigating sex, sexual identity and feminist porn.
Laid Bare: A Zine Making Workshop :
This drop-in workshop with artist Rudy Loewe invites you to create a zine exploring your own truths around gender and sexuality. Rudy Loewe’s practice includes drawings, comics, illustrations and prints. Loewe uses satire and comedy to explore a wide range of social issues including racism, sexuality, gender, disability and mental health.
Drink and eat
Grab a burger and a beer, glass of wine or an original cocktail made especially for the evening inspired by Tracey Emin’s My Bed.
See the work
Tracey Emin’s My Bed is on display in the BP Spotlight: Tracey Emin and Francis Bacon room.
Just launched, STK London has a fantastic pre-theatre menu. Perfect to sample the unique selection and trendy restaurant before heading to a show or enjoy the delights of the Capital and West End scene.
Start the evening with a drink at the bar before moving through to the dining room to enjoy an magnificent dining atmosphere.
Award-winning productions including War Horse, The Lion King and Matilda are in the area.
The pre-theatre menu offers:
Lil’ Brgs, delightful bite size burgers made from prime Japanese Wagyu beef, topped with STK’s special sauce, black truffles and a sesame seed bun or the Swordfish Ceviche, served with young coconut and a citrus pepper sauce.
For mains choose from the 28-day aged USDA Prime Rump Steak, Roast Black Leg Chicken served with black pudding and sage & onion pudding or Crispy Seabass with gnocchi, greens and pancetta.
For dessert, try the classic Sticky Toffee Pudding served with vanilla ice cream and salted malt caramel or the Mango Cream accompanied by passion fruit sorbet, mango caviar and a passion fruit biscuit.
To compliment the food there is an extensive wine list that covers a wide range of American and French classics. For those interested in cocktails, Bar Manager Sam Coretz has created a cocktail menu that combines classic American drinks with unique creations such as the STK Martini, blending citrus flavours of grapefruit, passion fruit and bitter orange, and the Twisted Bellini, a refreshing mixture of champagne, vodka and orange blossom water.